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Red Rooster Harlem

4.7
4.7
8638 Reviews
$30 and under
Soul food

Located in the heart of Harlem, Red Rooster Harlem serves comfort food that celebrates the roots of American cuisine and the neighborhood’s diverse culinary traditions. We seek to share the story of Harlem with our guests and offer a space that celebrates local artists, musicians and culinary talents alike. We embrace today’s Harlem with a spirit of inclusiveness and community by hiring our family of staff from within the community, inspiring better eating through neighborhood cooking classes, and buying from local purveyors.

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Booked 72 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:45 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 792-9001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marcus Samuelsson

  • Private party contact

    Our Events Team: (646) 652-8359

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Cross street

    Between 125th and 126th Street

  • Parking details

    Red Rooster is conveniently located on the 125st. Nearest trains are<br />the 2 & 3. Also in walking distance of the A/C or the 4, 5 & 6 NYC Transit Train Lines.

  • Public transit

    2 or 3 train to 125th Street leaves guests less than 1/2 block away.<br /><br />4, 5, or 6 train to 125th Street leaves guests within 3 blocks of restaurant.<br /><br />A, B, C, D train to 125th Street leaves guests within 4 blocks of restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    We offer live entertainment:Sunday Night (Jazz)Monday Night (Rakiem Walker Project)Tuesday Night (Latin Night)Wednesday Night (World Vibe)Thursday Night (DJ Masai)Friday Night (DJ Stormin' Norman)Saturday Night (DJ Lex NY)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 8,638 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MU

    MUrsalata

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Date night.

  2. JB

    JoyceB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This is a wonderful place to try new and different kinds of food in a very lively and friendly atmosphere. there are many vegetarian options in addition to the usual fare. We came back with an out-of-town guest who had heard of its origins and the Chef’s evolution and she absolutely was thrilled to actually go to a restaurant she had read of for years.

  3. CD

    CarinaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My family had a great time at Red Rooster! We came for my parent's anniversary, and not only did thr staff acknowledge it, but they gave us a surprise dessert at the end! We all wanted fried chicken so decided to get the tower, which ended up having more than the advertised 20 pieces, we ended up taking half the order home. The staff was very attentive and friendly, and the food was delicious and came out very quickly. Definitely recommend!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Sooo disappointed! The food was less than mediocre. We had the chicken sandwich, fries, hot honey chicken, garlic mash and appetizers. No subtlety in flavors. Everything over salted. Chicken was dry and the honey tasted like what one gets out of a jar. The Guacamole side was tasteless although the yuca fritters accompanying it were tasty. Ordered one of their cocktails with the ‘extra’ ounces for addtl $5 and it was watered down by ‘extra’ ice. The waitstaff and ambience were great but food should be a restaurant’s priority and this clearly was not the case!

  5. KN

    KirstN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chicken tower was fantastic! Service was perfect!

  6. K

    Kris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was so excited to try the Red Rooster and it did NOT disappoint! It was close to public transport so it was easy to get to. The service and ambiance was great. And most importantly, THE FOOD!!!!! It totally lived up to expectations. The corn bread was really something special.

  7. J

    Jules

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Guh. So delicious. Could hardly hear my friend, but oh, the FOOD!!! Best shrimp and grits I’ve ever had.

  8. MK

    MarthaK

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Dinner before show at the Apollo! and it was perfect! They have a great menu with fun drinks. Our food came fast &amp; hot &amp; our drinks stayed full!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My father’s 82nd birthday was so special. The food was amazing and service top rate. Highly recommend.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Staff was great and the living music a big plus!

  11. JD

    JuliaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Took my husband for Father's day it was 3 of us the food was good.we each tried something different from the menu. I love the wild wing mac and collar green was tasty. The wild wing and cornbread was the show stopper for me I truly enjoyed it. I do recommend this restaurant and I will go again.

  12. TN

    TravelNY

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The ambiance is wonderful. The food was flavorful. The chicken wings are amazing. Drinks are overpriced.

  13. RM

    RembrandtM

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Definitely not for vegetarians but my guest enjoyed the food. She had chicken and waffles.

  14. S

    Steevo

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was great, as was the live music

  15. C

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Red Rooster’s service was so nice and the food was DELICIOUS!!!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Limited menu and noisy .

  17. FH

    FrankH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who visits Harlem New York

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 6 days ago

    Thanks, Frank; we really appreciate your support! It was our pleasure having you as our guest, and we hope you will join us again the next time you are in Harlem. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great time will be back.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was awesome!

  20. S

    Simone

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere, food and drinks was amazing! The cornbread was delicious and the grilled Caesar and shrimp ceviche was refreshing! We finished with salmon bowl and pan fried catfish the seasoning was so so good! The service was really fast and don’t forget to order cocktails we had Devil’s wings , Pom’ in paradise and Passion in Harlem! Perfect diner

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 7 days ago

    Dear Simone, Wow, we are blushing for sure! Thank you for being our guest and sharing your excellent and detailed feedback regarding your recent visit to Red Rooster Harlem. We sincerely appreciate your fantastic feedback. It was our pleasure having you as our guest, and we sincerely hope you will join us again the next time you are in the area. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  21. CN

    CarlNisser

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Red Rooster is a wonderful place to eat if you enjoy great food and friendly and excellent service and tolerate a high sound level.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 6 days ago

    Hi Carl, Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your honest feedback about our great food and friendly service. However, we are sorry that the high sound level took away your overall experience - our apologies. Please come back and join us on Monday and Tuesday evenings or during lunch hours; it is not nearly as boisterous. Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  22. S

    Sharese

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was everything I expected and more. I highly recommend Red Rooster.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 7 days ago

    Dear Sharese, Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your fantastic feedback. We are thrilled to read that your experience was everything you hoped for from beginning to end, for that is precisely the type of experience we wanted for you! We appreciate your warm recommendation, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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    ZakiyaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything about the experience. The food and atmosphere were amazing. Thanks for a great time.

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    andersl

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    To crowdy for dinner, couldnt talk around our table with 4 people. Cool place for drink but not dinner

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on June 17, 2022

    Dear Anders, Thank you for being our guest at Red Rooster and sharing your feedback. We are sorry that the noise level was higher than you could enjoy. While we encourage guests to revel in the casual and fun atmosphere, we understand that it can get a little too boisterous sometimes, and we sincerely apologize. We hope this will not deter you from joining us again in the future, as we'd be happy to recommend quieter dining times. Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  25. e

    erici

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved this place and our grandson now wants to become a DJ! Thanks to DJ Harry who told him everything he wanted to know. The staff was super friendly and the food was excellent. The salmon was super fresh and the seafood pasta was a hit. The guac was a good start and portions were generous. We simply had a wonderful time and it feels good to be back in NYC.

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    Rona

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The entire evening was fabulous. I was asked in the app if it was a special occasion and I said it was for a birthday and they surprised us and brought us a birthday dessert with a candle. It was low key without too much fuss. I liked that. The service and wait staff were great. The food was delicious. I'd go back there. Oh and the 2 mojitos I had were perfect. Thanks

  27. AH

    AprilH

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service, wonderful experience!!!!!!

  28. K

    Kdejour

    Atlanta

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great Monday night out with friends! The restaurant was packed but full of energy!

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    Demet

    Munich

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came to this restaurant because it was highly recommended in a german magazine and I have to admit that we were really absolutely flashed by the fusion kitchen! We loved the fantastic food! Totally delicious!

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on June 16, 2022

    Dear Demet, Wow! Your kind words are truly humbling and flattering. Thank you! We appreciate your long journey to dine with us, and we are delighted it was worth it. Great news! We wish you safe travels and hope you will revisit us the next time you are in the states. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went in the middle of the day on a Monday, and it was not crowded at all. The food was good, The Mac-n- greens were outstanding! it was pretty pricey ($19 for one drink!) but such is a famous chefs restaurant in New York. We were REALLY hoping to meet Mr. Samuelsson because my daughter is from Ethiopia and we heard he sometimes comes out to say hi to Ethiopian kids, but he wasn’t there that day.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on June 16, 2022

    Oh darn! Chef Marcus would have stopped by your table if he was available; he loves chatting with his guests. We are sure he would have appreciated a conversation with your daughter - maybe next time! Thank you for joining us, and we hope to have you as our guest again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  31. PC

    PositivelyC

    Savannah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Everything was fantastic EXCEPT: The live music was too loud for the upstairs space. We were seated right next to them and literally could not talk until they took a break. Great music, but just way too loud. WORST: The bathrooms were VERY bad. Dirty and smelly. Toilet paper and paper towels on the floor, trash cans overflowing, floor dirty, toilet looked to have not been cleaned in a long while. Really a shame for a top chef’s restaurant bathrooms to look this way. To me, there’s no excuse. Staff has to use the bathroom, so they can see that it’s not clean.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on June 14, 2022

    Hi, Thank you for being our guest and sharing your feedback. We sincerely apologize for the condition of our restroom when you joined us. Please trust that what you have described is completely out of character for our restaurant, and we sincerely apologize. We are happy to learn that everything else about your visit was fantastic, and we hope to have you as our guest again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  32. B

    Beno

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good choice to have our aniversity dinner. Good music, good food, a good time. The Swedes

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on June 14, 2022

    Dear Beno, Thank you for choosing Red Rooster Harlem for your anniversary celebration. It's terrific reading that you enjoyed good food and music and left us feeling that you had a good time! Fantastic news, for that, is precisely the impression we wanted for you! We are honored and flattered to be a part of your special memory, and we hope to welcome you back as our guest again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

  33. BB

    BillyBK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a wonderful dining experience, truly top notch.

  34. RR

    RabbitRabbitRabbitt

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun and delicious! A great community/feeling of family environment. Every single staff person that we interacted with was super helpful and kind. Of course, you can always pick things apart and find little flaws or things you may do differently but overall a great experience- worth the long drive/traffic for us and worth the$!

  35. NM

    NinaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great place. The live performance was fantastic. The food was not a main issue. The atmosphere and service very nice.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on June 14, 2022

    Dear Nina, Thank you for taking the time to share your kind feedback on your visit to Red Rooster Harlem. We sincerely appreciate your highlighting our live performance! Red Rooster is proud to showcase some of Harlem's finest performers, and we are thrilled you enjoyed the show. Please revisit us soon! Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  36. JD

    JenniferD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love the Red Rooster! I had such a fabulous time with my mother and sister on 6/12/22. Our waitress was great. She would check on us to make sure we were okay. The environment at Red Rooster is so welcoming and friendly. I love the decor and ambience at Red Rooster. We were seated right away and there wasn't a long wait for our food. The food was delicious! The crispy buffalo chicken sandwich and the collard greens with mac and cheese were fantastic! The dessert I had was the donuts which were also good. I have been wanting to go to Red Rooster since it first opened. I am so happy I finally got there!

  37. LI

    LizaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice place, with really good food. Ok prices for food, wine quite expencive. The staff was nice and helpful.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place! Fun atmosphere!

  39. JE

    JEofDC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I was so disappointed in my visit to Red Rooster. After reading all of the reviews, I was excited to visit. Based on the reviews, I ordered the chicken, cornbread, and mac&amp;greens. First, the cornbread was truly disappointing! I called it gentrified cornbread. The chicken had a nice coating but was very dry. And the mac&amp;greens lacked taste.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on June 13, 2022

    Hello, Thank you for being our guest and sharing your disappointing experience. We sincerely apologize. This was not the type of visit we intended for you, and we are grateful you shared your candid feedback. We would appreciate the opportunity to review your visit a little deeper, and we kindly ask that you reply to this private thread and provide the name on your reservation. We take guest reviews seriously, and we hope to hear from you soon. With deep regrets, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  40. F

    Francophile

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We anticipated being just moments late, so I called to let them know - and they were very helpful and had the table ready for us outside soon after we arrived. The servers were very friendly and helpful - and everyone lived the food too! Great experience!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Red Rooster Harlem using the Order Online button. Red Rooster Harlem also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Red Rooster Harlem also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 792-9001.

Red Rooster Harlem is rated 4.7 stars by 8638 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Red Rooster Harlem

310 Lenox Ave New York, NY 10027

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 125th and 126th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:45 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Red Rooster is conveniently located on the 125st. Nearest trains are<br />the 2 & 3. Also in walking distance of the A/C or the 4, 5 & 6 NYC Transit Train Lines.

  • Public transit

    2 or 3 train to 125th Street leaves guests less than 1/2 block away.4, 5, or 6 train to 125th Street leaves guests within 3 blocks of restaurant.A, B, C, D train to 125th Street leaves guests within 4 blocks of restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marcus Samuelsson

  • Entertainment

    We offer live entertainment:Sunday Night (Jazz)Monday Night (Rakiem Walker Project)Tuesday Night (Latin Night)Wednesday Night (World Vibe)Thursday Night (DJ Masai)Friday Night (DJ Stormin' Norman)Saturday Night (DJ Lex NY)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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